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TUESDAY OPEN WRITE IN

  • The Writers Place 3607 Pennsylvania Kansas City, MO 64112 United States (map)

Meet the TWP Writers:

  Raised by martial artists,  Katie Li  grew up with fascinating stories and an eclectic cast of characters. She continues this tradition in her work, writing fiction and narrative non-fiction about personal transformation and unlikely possibilities. Her work has appeared in    The Huffington Post   ,   Bitch Flicks  ,   Write From Wrong  ,    Xenith   , and performed by the Boston based theatre company, TC Squared. Katie was previously co-organizer of   Social Artists & Writers   and Assistant Editor at    Novella-T .   Her first book,    Somewhere In Between   , is now available.

Raised by martial artists, Katie Li grew up with fascinating stories and an eclectic cast of characters. She continues this tradition in her work, writing fiction and narrative non-fiction about personal transformation and unlikely possibilities. Her work has appeared in The Huffington PostBitch FlicksWrite From WrongXenith, and performed by the Boston based theatre company, TC Squared. Katie was previously co-organizer of Social Artists & Writers and Assistant Editor at Novella-T. Her first book, Somewhere In Between, is now available.

   Shannon Bond  is a visual and literary artist. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard in 2017 after serving many years as a photojournalist and multimedia developer. He now protects human health and the environment by leading the digital communication team for EPA Region 7. In addition to non-fiction and journalism, he has written two novels, contributes to the Regular Joe newspaper, and is almost finished with an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. He believes that life is made of stories so we might as well make them interesting.

Shannon Bond is a visual and literary artist. He retired from the U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard in 2017 after serving many years as a photojournalist and multimedia developer. He now protects human health and the environment by leading the digital communication team for EPA Region 7. In addition to non-fiction and journalism, he has written two novels, contributes to the Regular Joe newspaper, and is almost finished with an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. He believes that life is made of stories so we might as well make them interesting.

  Chell Navarro  is a poet and the program coordinator at TWP. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City focusing on poetry and creative nonfiction. Publications include:   Bear Review  , I-70 Review, No1 Magazine,   Sprung Formal  , and   Typishly  . She grew up on a farm on the outskirts of suburbia and dreamed of escape only to realize that Kansas City is the best place to live, although she considers Northeastern New Mexico her spiritual home. She believes poetry can save the world. She is building her platform at  chellnavarro.com .  CONTACT HER DIRECTLY AT chell@writersplace.org

Chell Navarro is a poet and the program coordinator at TWP. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing and Media Arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City focusing on poetry and creative nonfiction. Publications include: Bear Review, I-70 Review, No1 Magazine, Sprung Formal, and Typishly. She grew up on a farm on the outskirts of suburbia and dreamed of escape only to realize that Kansas City is the best place to live, although she considers Northeastern New Mexico her spiritual home. She believes poetry can save the world. She is building her platform at chellnavarro.com.

CONTACT HER DIRECTLY AT chell@writersplace.org

   Anne Gatschet  is a Kansas City based consultant for arts and educational nonprofits. She has decades of experience teaching the arts and language arts in elementary, secondary and college classrooms. She has professional experience in academic publishing, literary translation and bilingual lexicography. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Latin American Literature, (NYU) and a Masters in Comparative Literature (UC, Berkeley). She recently completed an Executive Masters in Public Administration at UMKC’s Bloch School of Management, focusing on nonprofit management and arts-based learning. Anne was raised in rural Missouri, lived much of her life in and around New York City and now lives with her family in Kansas City. 

Anne Gatschet is a Kansas City based consultant for arts and educational nonprofits. She has decades of experience teaching the arts and language arts in elementary, secondary and college classrooms. She has professional experience in academic publishing, literary translation and bilingual lexicography. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Latin American Literature, (NYU) and a Masters in Comparative Literature (UC, Berkeley). She recently completed an Executive Masters in Public Administration at UMKC’s Bloch School of Management, focusing on nonprofit management and arts-based learning. Anne was raised in rural Missouri, lived much of her life in and around New York City and now lives with her family in Kansas City. 

Earlier Event: June 11
Blue Monday at The Uptown ArtsBar
Later Event: June 15
TWP READING SERIES